Each weeknight at 7:00 PM join Susan Giles Wantuck for some of the best music ever written. Music that’s good enough to earn the title “Masterwork.” Listen for full length performances and large scale works like Carmina Burana, Mahler Symphonies, some new recordings and music that will be performed in our local concert halls. A full masterwork is featured each weeknight at 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and in Tampa at 103.9.
Sarasota’s Asolo Theater is presenting the classic American musical, “South Pacific,” and you can meet some of the cast members, hear them perform in the WSMR Broadcast/Performance studios, and reminisce with a recording June made with some of the original Broadway cast members of the show on its 50th anniversary.
This past summer, when June LeBell was giving pre-performance lectures for the Santa Fe Opera, June sat down with several of the wonderful young singers who were doing major roles out there. One of them was Ana Maria Martinez, the award-winning soprano who recently made the cover of Opera News. Hear her on June LeBell’s Musical Conversations for insights into singing, great music and how to intelligently build a career.
The 2014 Fall season from the Sarasota Opera is underway, and you can hear some highlights from their production of
Pagliacci sung by tenor Michael Robert Hendrick . Maestro Victor DeRenzi will join Bethany Cagle to talk about this year’s season, and other Sarasota Opera events. Classical WSMR 89.1 in Sarasota, and 103.9 fm in Tampa and online at wsmr.org.
WSMR Music Notes
WSMR Music Programs
June LeBell's Musical Conversations, on WSMR 89.1 & 103.9, features fascinating conversations with all sorts of great artists in the world of classical music. Listeners are invited into June’s radio living room for unscripted, insightful, fun conversation about…and with music…throughout the hour. The guest list is name-droppers dream! Marilyn Horne, Leonard Slatkin, Dick Hyman, Anu Tali, just to name a few.
Each weekday morning listeners enjoy classical music with insight and wit provided by Russell Gant. He finds the interesting stories and history that makes this music come alive. Find out how relevant classical music can be added to your life by listening each weekday morning starting at 7:00 AM.
Join Bethany Cagle every weekday at 12:00 Noon for your favorite classical selections. Bethany adds a superb touch of class to the station, and brings you the interesting stories behind the music. Listen as you go about your busy day. You’ll find Bethany is the perfect companion on the radio.
The end of the day is a combination of wrapping up and winding down! Join Susan Giles Wantuck afternoons beginning at 4:00 PM for lively and relaxing music on your way home or as you prepare for evening. Susan brings the perfect mix of music and information for your dinner hour, and a little later, the Evening Masterwork at 7:00 PM. The music will always help you wrap up, unwind and relax – a perfect way to end each day.
Sunday Baroque allows you an opportunity each week to explore Baroque and early music (written before 1750). Composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel were the cornerstones of this era, with masterpieces including the Water Music, Royal Fireworks Music, and the Brandenburg Concertos.
Sunday Baroque celebrates the current wealth of recorded repertoire available, with great performances by yesterday's and today's best performers.
SymphonyCast is a two-hour weekly program featuring a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra. Concerts are drawn from Europe's leading ensembles, along with U.S. orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra.
Performance Today from American Public Media
WSMR National Programming
Now in its tenth season, From the Top, with host Christopher O'Riley, is a weekly radio series that showcases the nation's most outstanding young classical musicians. Each one-hour program presents pre-collegiate musicians in live performances that are combined with lively interviews, unique pre-produced segments, lighthearted sketches and musical games.
Performance Today is a two hour weekday program which features classical music in concert from American Public Media studios and sites across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features. Fred Child hosts each weekday, and brings you some of the most remarkable live concert performances…sometimes within hours after they were performed!